Many of us generally associate innovation with gizmos and gadgets. But these are just the more visible products of technical innovation and certainly not the most important innovations, which are related to the very foundational structures of an economy.
Institutional structures such as the constitution of the state, judiciary, the educational institutions, legislature, and the market, should be strong enough for any country to become INDEPENDENT!!
The ability to innovate and help evolve these institutions depends on the degree of freedom that individuals in society enjoy.
We can enjoy burly degree of freedom, if we can come-up with innovative ideas that permit us better tomorrow.
So what determines the degree of freedom? Ultimately it is the collective spirit of the society which grants to itself whatever freedoms it chooses. Another word for the phrase “collective spirit” could be culture.
How many of us value freedom?
Hey, not the political freedom that was obtained decades ago from British colonial rule. But the freedom that affects individuals in their day to day living and working.
So, now tell me – What is freedom for you?